Thursday, August 25, 2016

Register for the Drury Panther Run

Registration is open for the 2016 Drury Panther Run, benefiting Care to Learn. This year's Panther Run will be held on Saturday, October 1. Runners can participate in the 15k, 10k, or 5k, where they will be competing in over $20,000 in prizes and awards. Visit to register.

We are also looking for volunteers to serve as road marshals during the event. If you are able to help, please visit the volunteer sign up and select your spot.

Thank you to all the volunteers and runners who help make this event a success!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Show off Your Super Powers with the 2016 Ozark Care to Learn T-Shirt

The mask. The cape. How can you recognize a superhero when you see one? You can tell by his or her costume.

Isn't it time you had one of your own?

Proudly display your support of Ozark Care to Learn with your very own superhero t-shirt, designed by Element Eleven. Choose from white or yellow and let the world know that helping kids is your super power.

Place your order for the 2016 Care to Learn superhero t-shirt, or one of the other Care to Learn items in our online store, through Friday, September 16th.

Don't delay... this opportunity will disappear faster than a speeding bullet!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Additional Volunteer Need for the 2016-17 School Year

Ozark Care to Learn is in need of a regular volunteer or small group of volunteers to pick up ordered grocery items at the Dollar Tree located in the Walmart shopping center in Ozark, between 8:00 and 10:00 A.M. on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 13
Tuesday, October 11
Tuesday, November 8
Tuesday, December 6
Tuesday, January 3
Tuesday, January 31
Tuesday, February 28
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, May 2

Volunteers will need to provide a large amount of covered space (such as a truck, van, or box trailer) in which to transport the items from Dollar Tree to the Care to Learn warehouse at the Ozark School District Office, just northeast of the square in Ozark. Reliability and punctuality are essential.

If you are interested in volunteering in this role, please contact Michelle Lindsey at or Joey Mills at or by phone at (417)872-7401.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Volunteer Needs for the 2016-17 School Year

Ozark Care to Learn has need of one or more individuals to conduct periodic inventory of the Care to Learn warehouse at the Ozark School District Office. Inventory volunteers will be provided with a list of items to count and record on-hand amounts. The physical requirements include being able to walk throughout the warehouse, move items to and from shelves, and the ability to work with little or no supervision.

Inventories must be conducted between the end of regular packing (on Thursdays, generally no later than 9:15 or 9:30 a.m.) for the week and submitted by 3:00 p.m. on the Fridays listed below:

Friday, Sept. 2
Friday, Sept. 30
Friday, Oct. 28
Tuesday, Nov. 22 *(See below)
Friday, Jan. 20
Friday, Feb. 17
Friday, Mar. 24
Friday, Apr. 21
Wednesday, May 17 *(See below)

*Please note: based on the school calendar, there are a couple of dates where we will need to pack backpacks for distribution early in the morning, then do an inventory and submit it that afternoon. These two dates are Tuesday, Nov. 22 (no school Wednesday, Nov. 23 - Friday, Nov. 25 due to Thanksgiving Break) and Wednesday, May 17 (the last regular backpacks of the 2016-17 school year).

Depending on the number of volunteers, inventory should generally take no more than an hour or two to complete. If you or your group/organization are willing to provide inventory volunteers on one or more of the dates listed above, please contact either Joey Mills at or by phone at (417)872-7401 or Michelle Lindsey at

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